Joe Bonamassa releases his eleventh album : ‘Different Shades of Blue’ (2014)

Joe Bonamassa’s “Different Shades of Blue” is his eleventh studio album released on September 22, 2014 by Provogue Music Productions.

Track Listing : 1.Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) (Jimi Hendrix) – 01:19 . 2.Oh Beautiful! (Joe Bonamassa, James House) – 05:28 . 3.Love Ain’T A Love Song (Joe Bonamassa, Jerry Flowers) – 03:48 . 4.Living On The Moon (Joe Bonamassa, James House) – 03:21 . 5.Heartache Follows Wherever I Go (Joe Bonamassa, James House) – 04:33 . 6.Never Give All Your Heart (Joe Bonamassa, Jonathan Cain) – 05:24 . 7.I Gave Up Everything For You, ‘Cept The Blues (Joe Bonamassa, Jerry Flowers, Jeffrey Steele) – 04:39 . 8.Different Shades Of Blue (Joe Bonamassa, James House) – 04:39 . 9.Get Back My Tomorrow (Joe Bonamassa, Jerry Flowers, Jeffrey Steele) – 04:46 . 10.Trouble Town (Joe Bonamassa, Gary Nicholson) – 04:56 . 11.So, What Would I Do (Joe Bonamassa) – 05:26

Musicians : Joe Bonamassa – Vocals, Guitar . The Bovaland Orchestra – Strings . Ron Dziubla – Saxophone . Lee Thornburg – Trumpet, Trombone . Reese Wynans – Piano, Organ . Anton Fig – Drums, Percussion . Lenny Castro – Percussion . Doug Henthorn – Background Vocals . Melanie Williams – Background Vocals . The Bovaland Orchestra – Strings

Production : Produced By Kevin Shirley . Mark Everton Gray – Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering

Package : Erik Kabik – Photography . Philippe Klose – Photography . Rik Gould – Photography . Joe Bonamassa – Liner Notes

Recorded 2013 – 2014 At The Cave, Malibu, Ca; The Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas.

Released On September 22, 2014 By Provogue Music Productions.


Houston Press
And indeed, the 11 tracks on Different Shades of Blue run the gamut of the genre, from electric rave-ups and smoldering ballads to horn-heavy big-band sounds and dirty organ workouts. […]

Detractors will argue that modern blues musicians’ dedication to honouring the classic aspects of the genre is what ultimately ends up stifling the genre’s capacity for creativity and evolution. Such criticisms could easily be applied to Different Shades of Blue and its tendency to reuse certain traits from the classics, often to the point where whole tracks and even individual guitar solos start to blur together. – See more at: […]

The clear highlight here, and undoubtedly already or soon to be a high point of Bonamassa’s live shows, is the stately and powerful “Oh Beautiful!,” which alternates between hushed vocals and slashing, soaring electric guitar breaks, a sort of 21st century version of Blind Willie Johnson adorned with tone washes and blistering guitar. […]


Joe Bonamassa’s “Different Shades of Blue”


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